Support Local Community in Hlasnice
Description: This workcamp takes place in a small village of Hlasnice in the northern part of Moravia in cooperation with the local municipality. The village and its citizens try to revive public places for relaxing and leisure activities i the community centre with playground and sports equipment, and hiking and cycling trails in the surroundings of the village. Students of Mendel University in Brno created landscape proposals for opening these trails to the public. Since 2016 local volunteers have been preparing the first trail in order to create a connection with neighbouring villages. It s the second time international volunteers were invited to Hlasnice. The aim of this workcamps is to help with revitalization of the area around community center, making the trails accessible for public, and to create space for exchange of experience with the local community.
Type of Work: One of the main tasks will be a renovation of an area around the community centre decicated to free-time activities. The tasks will be manual: renovation of the sports equipment and furniture near the community centre. You will prepare the community centre area for a traditional cultural event Good-bye, summer holidays and help during the event (1st September). In case of bad weather, you will clean up the attic of the community centre and/or paint walls inside the centre or other municipal building. You will also work outdoors when maintaining the hiking and cycling trails 1.5 i 3 km north of the village, renovating rest areas (e.g. removing invasive plants) and installing signs and benches. Bring working clothes and waterproof shoes. Some activities will be physically demanding, some of them will be more relaxing.Study part: Excursion to the historical town of Sternberk (4km) i castle, monastery, unique exposition of time. There will be at least one meeting with the local community i an international evening with presentations of various cultures and countries. Please bring something traditional from your country or prepare a presentation.
Accommodation: Community centre of Hlasnice village. You will sleep on mattresses in 1 room with a carpet. Bring your own sleeping bag Several toilets and showers are available, in the community centre and a building nextdoor. You will cook your own meals as a group in a kitchen in the centre from food supplies provided by the local partner. No alcohol or smoking is allowed inside the community centre
Requirements: This workcamp is perfect for everyone who wants to volunteer in the countryside, to take a part in renovation of public space and are interested in discovering rural life in the Czech Republic. Allergies notice: pollen.Note: Community house is equipped with barrier-free entrance and toilets i project is open to wheelchair users.
Approximate Location: Hlasnice (215 inhabitants) in the Olomouc region. It is located 20 km to the west from the city of Olomouc, at the foot of Low Jeseniky Mountains. It is possible that for 1 or 2 days you will work in one of the surrounding villages (according to their interest and needs).Leisure time: You can use sports equipment in the area of the community centre (football, volleyball, tennis), do a barbecue party, go swimming, try horse-riding, visit the nearby towns of Sternberk and Olomouc, go hiking to the Jeseniky Mountains and to the Sovinec Castle, etc.